WRITING: 7 Louisiana State Parks on Matador Network

Before moving to Turkey the first time, living in Afghanistan, getting married to an Iowan, living in Iowa, and moving to Turkey the 2nd time…. Before all of the other things that hold an identity with me now…

I am a born and raised Louisiana gal!

I graduated high school and continued at Louisiana Tech University there – Go Dawgs! I love crawfish boils, petafors, and a good front porch.

And this little Louisiana family use to go camping for vacations in their little pop-up camper. My favourite parks had kid programs or summer camps where we spent the days making arts and crafts, playing games with other camper kids, and learning about wildlife and plant life. Additionally, my parents are now living their retirement dream of traveling the country via their RV. So I have a special love for parks, camping and nature.

I wrote an article featured on Matador Network titled 7 state parks you have to check out in LouisianaMy favorite and most frequented park would be Lake Claiborne State Park, but check out what other state parks made the cut!

Here is the start of the article:

Louisiana holds so much beauty: bald cypress moss, dense forest, abundant bayous, hidden lakes, and white pelicans. Here are my favorite state parks in Louisiana.

Fontainebleau State Park

This plantation, a large sugar mill in 1829, is located near Mandeville and has become a popular location for bird watching and kayaking. An old railway was converted into the 27-mile-long Tammany trail, for hiking and biking. New waterfront cabins have a perfect view of the sunset. Swamp tours are offered in nearby bayous.

Continue reading about the other 6 parks here..



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Questions for our readers:

I would love to hear if you would travel to any of these parks!

Or what other parks would you recommend?